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'Charge': the worst timed movie ever?

Dan Aspel, 05 May 2011 11:27

'Charge' is a new documentary following the electric bikes at the Isle of Man TT, and you can see the trailer below. Narrated by Ewan McGregor and directed by Mark Neale - of 'Faster' (2003) fame - there's no doubting the pedigree of its production, or the need for quality bike-flicks to drag motorcycling back into the mainstream. But - ...

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Lady Gaga album cover slated by Nick Gale Custom Cycles

Dan Aspel, 18 April 2011 15:05

Lady Gaga's new motorbike-themed album artwork - panned by The Guardian as a "cheap Photoshop job" - has received the most damning criticism possible... the bike designer hates it. Nick Gale, of Nick Gale Custom Cycles, agreed for one of his creations to feature on the surrealist pop star's second studio album "Born This Way", but had no idea what ...

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Have you seen this bike?

Dan Aspel, 11 April 2011 09:35

This Lucky Strike Schwantz rep. 2007 GSX-R1000 was stolen on Friday, April 8th, 2011 from Palmer's Motorcycles in Hemel Hempstead, Herts. The rare and collectable machine was parked outside the store when thieves made off with the bike, pushing it down the road. Palmer's salesman Jason Fuller told MCN: "There was a van parked between the bike and the store and we believe the ...

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Video: KTM 125 Duke first ride

Dan Aspel, 08 April 2011 16:55

MCN has ridden the new KTM 125 Duke, the first learner friendly road bike from the Austrian firm. Priced at £3,695, it's aimed at inspiring a new generation of young riders and getting them hooked on the high spec. orange bikes from across the channel. Find a KTM for sale With 43mm upside-down forks and an adjustable rear shock by ...

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The ultimate touring bike… a Ural Cross 750?

Dan Aspel, 07 April 2011 17:24

This 355kg, 40bhp flat-twin bearing Ural Cross 750 could be the world’s greatest touring bike, and the owner intends to find out… by taking it to Mongolia. Equipped with Brembo brakes, a Sachs shock, Herzog gears, an Odyssey Extreme racing battery, the alternator from a Toyota Hilux and electrics by Ducati - “Yeah, they’re Italian, but I’d prefer that to ...

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Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

Dan Aspel, 31 March 2011 11:11

Chip Yates' petrol-beating electric superbike has been run through a dyno, with some impressive results. The "world's most powerful electric motorcycle" - which achieved two podium finishes against a grid of petrol-fuelled superbikes in January - came back with a 240bhp rating and a top speed of 227mph. Yates said: "We had two goals - to put down maximum power to the ...

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Video: Keira Knightley's Ducati Chanel ad in full

Dan Aspel, 25 March 2011 15:15

Chanel has released the full Keira-Knightley-on-a-classic-Ducati advert shot in September last year. For those of you not intrigued by Knightley's lean, pouty looks, there's a Ducati Supersport 750, a Ruby helmet and some curious beige overalls to admire, as well as a clearly different bike jumping the steps at 0:43s... In case you're wondering, a 50ml bottle of Coco Chanel ...

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New Rieju RS3 125 out now!

Dan Aspel, 24 March 2011 17:08

Rieju's Yamaha-powered RS3 125 LC has just been released to UK dealers, priced at £3299 OTR. The Spanish-built machine carries the water-cooled Yamaha YZF-R125 engine, but uses carburettors instead of electronic fuel injection, allowing for easier performance tuning. The lightweight, learner-friendly machine weighs in at 122kg (dry), manages 15bhp, uses upside-down forks, an aluminium swing-arm, 17" wheels and comes with a digital dash, ...

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Police appeal over £100,000 bike collector burglary

Dan Aspel, 23 March 2011 09:18

Hertfordshire police are trying to trace a rare, stolen Ducati, in a search for the thieves responsible for a £100,000 burglary. The 1998 Ducati 916 Senna – number 113 of 500 built – was stolen on the evening of Saturday 19 March from a private home in Welwyn. Thieves also took jewellery, an Audi car and other belongings valued at ...

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Speed camera authority owns up to “Crashproof motorbike” hoax

Dan Aspel, 16 March 2011 12:29

Speed camera bosses have claimed responsibility for a “crashproof motorbike” youtube hoax which gained more than 2.8million views online. The 1m27s video, which introduced a supposedly “un-crashable” motorbike, before promptly writing it off, was apparently created: “to get more riders to take part in advanced training in a bid to reduce deaths and injuries on the roads”. The Thames Valley ...

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